UTH senior medical superintendent for Women and New Born hospital Dr Maureen Chisembele says the conjoined twins were successfully separated at 16:58 hours today.

Updating journalists, Dr Chisembele said doctors were currently closing up the wounds and the twins were expected to be recovering in ICU by 20:00 hours.

“A lot of progress has been made…in fact great progress…the twins have been separated. They were separated at exactly 16:58 hours. However, there is still a lot to be done in terms of closing up the wounds and we anticipate that the surgery will continue for an hour and a half to two hours. We hope by 20:00 hours they will be in ICU,” said Dr Chisembele.